The Christian Textbook

The Christian Textbook

Sunday, September 7, 2014
| Romans 13:8-14

You'd think that school textbooks would get it right. Right?

Let's go back to high school for a moment. Okay, maybe there's a lot you'd like to forget about your high school years, like peer pressure, the clothes you were wearing then and the hair. And gym class.

One thing about which high school grads agree is that the textbooks contained some of the most boring, mundane and, sometimes, baffling statements you've ever read in your life. If you've ever spent part of a test period trying to figure out why anyone would care (much less notice) that a train traveling 25 miles an hour from Poughkeepsie passes another train from Peoria going 35 miles an hour in the opposite direction somewhere in the middle of nowhere, then you know what we're talking about.

If you felt inadequate at doing word problems back then, it could be that you weren't really adept at math, or perhaps it was actually the fault of the textbook writer. Unclear, blooper-ish and nonsensical questions sometimes appeared in those 40-pound books that you lugged back and forth to class, ...

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